After several months of campaign ads, telephone calls, and door-to-door canvassing, Election Day has arrived.Â There are many races at the local, state, and federal level to be decided by you, the voters.Â Polling sites will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 2nd.Â You can find your polling site and a sample ballot at the Government Accountability Boardâ€™s website at http://gab.wi.gov/.
At the federal level, Wisconsin will elect a U.S. Senator and eight U.S. Congressmen.Â The choices for U.S. Senator are Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson, while voters in St. Croix, Pierce, and Dunn Counties will decide between Ron Kind and Dan Kapanke for Congress in the 3rd District.Â Polk and Burnett Counties are part of the 7th Congressional District and will choose between Sean Duffy and Julie Lassa.
Most of Wisconsinâ€™s state Constitutional officers will be up for election, including Governor and Attorney General.Â Scott Walker and Tom Barrett are candidates for Governor.Â J.B. Van Hollen and Scott Hassett are running for Attorney General.Â
All seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly will be elected, while seventeen of the State Senateâ€™s 33 seats will be chosen.Â Local Assembly candidates include Dean Knudson and Matt Borup in the 30th Assembly District, John Murtha and Liz Jones in the 29th District, and Erik Severson and Ann Hraychuck in the 28th District.
Many county offices will also be filled by elections on Tuesday, along with referendums in certain areas.Â I encourage you to visit candidate, media, and government websites for more information on these races and the issues being debated and to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday.